|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS HAILE MENKERIOS OF ERITREA
AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Haile Menkerios of Eritrea as the new Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, succeeding Tuliameni Kalomoh. Mr. Menkerios is currently the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Previously, from June 2003 to June 2005, Mr. Menkerios was Director of the Africa I Division in the Department of Political Affairs.
In 2002, Mr. Menkerios was Senior Adviser to the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Inter-Congolese Dialogue, Moustapha Niasse, and assisted the Special Envoy on all aspects of the mediation process prior to the signing of the Global and All-Inclusive Agreement on 17 December 2002 in Sun City, South Africa. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Menkerios represented the Eritrean Government in various capacities, including as Ambassador to Ethiopia and the Organisation of African Unity, Special Envoy to Somalia and also the Great Lakes region, and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Mr. Menkerios has a master’s degree from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University in the United States. He was born on 1 October 1946.
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